Re: serious trouble with exim and procmail
> It says that \246/usr/bin/procmail wasn't found. That's the problem.
> Now the question becomes, why was it looking for that?, what is that
> \246 character doing? Usually if there is not a preceding '0' the
> number is decimal, otherwise octal. That character, in latin1, is an
> umluat (an 'o' with two dots above it) if '\246' is read as decimal,
> or it is a vertical bar with a break in it if '\246' is read as octal.
> I notice that the character following the space after the '==' is not
> a regular pipe character. It is 0xa6, which looks very much like a
> pipe in latin1 or utf-8. However a regular pipe character, |, is
> 0x7c. 0xa6 is not part of the US-ASCII character set. I bet this is
> where your problem is. Now to check your config file :
Strange enough, after toying around (calling eximconfig a thousand
times), deleting and recreating ~/.forward and ~/.procmailrc files it
I guess some stupid character in a config file messed it all up.
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